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Community Service Plan

Executive Summary

Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Community Service Plan (CSP) provides a roadmap to improve the health status of the community the Hospital serves by integrating the hospital’s health care services with effective and high priority public health interventions.

The plan defines the Peconic Bay Medical Center’s mission, describes the continuum of health care services provided, defines the population served by the Medical Center and its affiliated medical staff and identifies the planned programs that will address the health care needs of its communities.

The plan not only identifies strategies to improve access to comprehensive and high quality health care services but also eliminates existing health disparities in the Medical Center’s service area. The CSP, therefore, addresses the public health priorities identified by the Suffolk County Department of Health under the leadership of Dr. James Tomarken, Suffolk County Commissioner of Health, and the Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council:

  1. obesity and
  2. the treatment and management of chronic diseases.

Mission & Peconic Bay Medical Center Overview

The stated mission of Peconic Bay Medical Center is as follows:
“committed to improving the health of our communities by providing quality, comprehensive and compassionate care.” The Medical Center’s mission is embodied in its vision: “To be the healthcare provider of choice for our communities.”[Note: There has been no change in mission since the last Community Service Plan report.

Peconic Bay Medical Center is a 200-bed not-for-profit community hospital that provides acute and critical inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency medicine, dialysis, physical therapy, radiology, respiratory therapy, and laboratory services. The Medical Center has a 60-bed hospital based skilled nursing facility that provides short term sub-acute care and long-term skilled nursing care; a palliative care center; a certified home care agency; professional education programs that train new generations of physicians and radiologic technicians; and a new Campus for Advanced Ambulatory and Primary Care.

Peconic Bay Medical Center has a dedicated, caring and clinically excellent team of more than 260 physicians and 1,300 professional staff and employees who work collaboratively to meet the health care needs of their community. The Medical Center provides services that focus on every stage of life with clinical services anchored on family and specialty practice physicians that provide timely and accessible care at convenient locations. These services range from primary and preventive care provided by family practitioners and internists to minimally invasive trained surgical sub-specialties. Working in a clinical environment that supports care coordination across all specialties, the medical staff has improved the quality of health care and enhanced the array of services already available in the community. 

Peconic Bay Medical Center is proud of its track record over the past sixty years of meeting its mission by providing excellent and compassionate health care to the communities of Eastern Long Island. Our growth reflects the success with which the Medical Center has organized services to meet community need most notably over the past ten years. Since 2001, volume in the emergency department grew by 45%; ambulatory surgery grew by 72%; and the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) patients grew by 330%.

Definition and Description of Community Served

The following is an overview of the population that Peconic Bay Medical Center serves.  Demographics were determined using data collected by the United States Census Bureau and service area data was determined using the most recent SPARCS data available, January thru September 2012.

Peconic Bay Medical Center serves a large and diverse region that includes overlapping service areas with its neighboring hospitals.

Peconic Bay Medical Center is located in Riverhead, NY – a town situated at the intersection of the two forks of Eastern Long Island. The town has 15,424 total housing units and 497.1 people per square mile. The town of Riverhead is a thriving community. According to the 2011 American Community Survey of the U.S Census, 90% of individuals in the town of Riverhead had graduated high school or a higher level of education (compared to 84.6% state-wide); its poverty rate then was 9.3% (compared to 14.5% state-wide); and its median income was $60,097 (compared to $56,951 state-wide).

Peconic Bay Medical Center serves Eastern Suffolk County, including the North and South Forks to Orient Point and Montauk. The Medical Center has identified four towns that have regions represented in their primary and secondary service areas: the town of Riverhead; the town of Brookhaven; the town of Southampton; and the town of Southold.

Read Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Community Service Plan

A full plan is submitted to the New York State Department of Health every three years and an implementation report is provided in the other two years. A copy of the plan is available for download below. If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation and External Affairs Office at (631) 548-6080.